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Extra-illustrated Books, Eight Volumes:

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Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM


Extra-illustrated Books, Eight Volumes:
Including: Chalmers's Life of Mary, Queen of Scots, London: Murray, 1822, three octavo volumes, bound in full dark brown morocco by Bayntun, with ornately gilt spine and boards, inner gilt dentelles, with fifty-six added portraits and views, some in color, a.e.g., in the slipcase, spines faded to a lighter shade of brown; Lewes's Life of Robespierre, London: Chapman & Hall, 1849, octavo, bound in full red morocco gilt by Root & Son, with rainbow-colored silk endbands, and the boards decorated in a geometric pattern with floriate accents, a.e.g., with thirty added illustrations, spine slightly faded, in the slipcase; Peter Cunningham's Story of Nell Gwyn, London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852, octavo, with fifty added plates, bound in full crushed deep blue morocco, elaborately gilt by Root & Son, with gilt turn-ins, t.e.g., and violet silk pastedowns and flyleaves, in a slipcase; Austin Dobson's Four Frenchwomen, London: Chatto & Windus, 1891, octavo, with fifty added plates, bound in full blue morocco by Root & Son, gilt-ruled boards and spine, with fleur-de-lis accents, t.e.g., some spotting to front board, in the slipcase; Anthony Hamilton's Memoirs of Count Grammont, London: Nimmo, 1896, large octavo, bound in full crushed green morocco by Broda, gilt turn-ins, spine lettered in gilt, a.e.g., spine slightly faded, in the slipcase; [and] Napoleon's Opera-Glass, by Lew Rosen, London: Mathews, 1897, octavo, in full red morocco gilt extra by Root & Son, with bee and eagle tools on boards and spine, and featuring a gilt crowned initial N within a laurel wreath on the front board, with thirty-six added plates, a.e.g., in the slipcase. (8)

Provenance: Ex libris Charles S. Dixwell (1868-1934).
Estimate $3,000-5,000

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London, Mary, Queen of Scots, Mary, Peter Cunningham, Nell Gwyn, Austin Dobson, Anthony Hamilton, Napoleon, Napoleon's Opera, eagle tools, Charles S. Dixwell